Via Marc Carig and Joel Sherman, left-hander Andy Pettitte is going to remain in Tampa and is scheduled to throw two innings in a minor league game on Monday. He’ll pitch for High-A Tampa, who is on the road at Clearwater that day. It’s only a 20-minute trip, no big deal.
It appears as though Pettitte is on a normal five-day schedule and will increase his workload by one inning each time out. Typical Spring Training stuff. If he stays healthy and on schedule, he’ll get up to six inning by the end of April and become a big league option in early-May. That’s a big “if” though, remember we are talking about a 39-year-old pitcher who is coming off a year-long hiatus. Everything has gone well so far, let’s hope it continues.